Rory McIlroy is without a doubt one of the premier players on the PGA Tour. The 4-time major winner has been consistently near the top of the world golf rankings ever since turning pro in 2007. With double-digit wins on both the PGA Tour, as well as, the European Tour, he’s proven he’s got game. So we know he’s got the game. We know that he’s from North Ireland. But what’s in Rory McIlroy’s Bag?
15 wins on the PGA Tour, and 13 on the European Tour just in case you were itching for those numbers (As of March 2019).
The most important benefit of being one of the best golfer’s in the world is the glory. Yea, just kidding, it is the fat paychecks and massive endorsements from the top brands. The glory and pride are great, but at the end of the day money talks. I would typically say that’s my opinion, but it is not. That’s a fact.
Achieving so much success very early on in his career, Rory was able to land some of the biggest endorsements in golf history. This has made him one of the golf’s biggest earners and put him on the list of Golf’s Highest Paid Players.
Rory’s Deal with Nike
Named one of the world most marketable athletes in 2013, McIlroy signed a deal with Nike Golf for somewhere around $100 Million. Once Nike announced they were done making golf equipment, he signed a 10-year, $200 Million dollar extension to continue to wear Nike Golf apparel. That’s a nice little extension. Only problem is Rory was left without a golf equipment provider. TaylorMade to the rescue.
Equipment Deal with TaylorMade
In 2017, Rory hit the jackpot and signed an additional 10-year, $100 Million dollar deal with TaylorMade. This deal with TaylorMade was for the equipment only. Rory agreed to use TaylorMade clubs, golf balls, and their bags. Not too shabby if you ask me. Anyway enough of how much money he makes, what’s in Rory McIlroy’s bag?
What’s in Rory McIlroy’s Bag
As mentioned above, Rory rocks all TaylorMade golf equipment, including balls, and the bag. He’s paid an astronomical figure to do so. Let’s get to it!
McIlroy’s Driver and Fairways
Being one of the most consistent top players off the tee on Tour, it makes sense that Rory plays with TaylorMade, home of the #1 driver in the game. Up until recently (January 2019) he went with the TaylorMade M4 D-Type Driver off the tee. As expected he upgraded. TaylorMade debut both the new M5 and M6 Driver’s and Fairways at 2019 first event the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua.
For the Driver he going with the M5. The thing is a beast. Rory is beast off the tee. Perfect combination. From the TaylorMade website:
“Every M5 driver head has been individually injected to reach the threshold of the maximum legal limit of ball speed”
It sounds like it is about to be a crime to even own one of these things. I think Rory will have some excellent results, especially at the Sentry this weekend, seeing as Kapalua is famous for some of the longest drives in PGA Tour history. Check out Tiger Woods’ longest Drive from 2002!
For the fairway woods Rory is playing the M6’s. They are the first fairway woods to feature TaylorMade’s newer Twist Face Technology, which we explain in-depth here.
Rory McIlroy’s Irons
The driver and fairways are pretty straight forward but Rory has got a little hodge-podge of TaylorMade Irons in his bag. He rolls with a combination of TaylorMade P790 UDI, TaylorMade P750 Tour Prototypes, and TaylorMade P730 Irons.
We are not sure exactly the specifics but it’s safe to say he’s constantly swapping trying to hone in his game. The TaylorMade P790 UDI are not to be confused with the standard TaylorMade P790s. The UDI has a straighter top look, minimal offset and has a graphite shaft. The idea is to produce a better look when addressing the ball.
2 different wedges can be found in Rory’s bag. The first is TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedge. The second in the TaylorMade Milled Grind HI-TOE Wedge.
The HI-TOE is designed specifically for more advanced player on tougher lies. The toe of the club is expanded to give more spin on finesse shots.
Rory McIlroy’s Putter Choice
Rory has switched a few times over the years trying out different putters, but as of 2019 PGA Tour.com reported this:
“McIlroy was using a TaylorMade Spider prototype putter with a different look than the popular TaylorMade Spider Tour putters of the last few years. McIlroy’s copper prototype putter has a thick white line down the center of the crown, which he says is helping him with alignment.”
Well if you wanted to know what’s in Rory McIlroy’s bag, now you know. Check out What’s in Rickie Fowler’s bag in case you’re bored or just curious.